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UNRIC Library Backgrounder: Myanmar

 

UN News – Myanmar
https://news.un.org/en/tags/myanmar

Myanmar crackdown has led to likely crimes against humanity,
Human Rights Council told (UN News, 11 March 2021):
https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/03/1087062

‘Stability of the region’ hangs on Myanmar, declares UN Special Envoy
(UN News, 3 March 2021):
https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/03/1086332

Myanmar: Military must restore democracy, allow people to protest and express themselves, say UN experts (26 February 2021):
https://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=26808

UN News – In Focus: Rohingya Refugee Crisis
https://news.un.org/en/focus/rohingya-refugee-crisis

UNHCR: Rohingya emergency
http://www.unhcr.org/rohingya-emergency.html

 

 

A Brief and Independent Inquiry into the Involvement of the United Nations in Myanmar from 2010 to 2018 / by Gert Rosenthal, 29 May 2019
https://bit.ly/2L27kKR

 

UN Entities

 

Human Rights Council

 

Security Council Meetings on Myanmar

 

Selected UN Documents

  • A/HRC/46/56 (4 March 2021): Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Thomas H. Andrews: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/RegularSessions/Session46/Documents/A_HRC_46_56.pdf
  • A/RES/75/238: Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar: resolution / adopted by the General Assembly on 31 December 2020: http://undocs.org/A/RES/75/238
  • S/2020/1243 (17 December 2020): Children and armed conflict in Myanmar: report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2020/1243
    Prepared pursuant Security Council resolution 1612 (2005) and subsequent resolutions; describes trends and patterns of grave violations against children since the 5th report (S/2018/956); covers the period from 1 Sept. 2018-30 June 2020.
  • A/75/518 (17 October 2020): Letter dated 15 October 2020 from the Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/75/518
    Transmits document entitled “Memorandum on Myanmar’s democratic transition: challenges and way forward”.
  • A/HRC/45/5 (3 September 2020): Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar: report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/45/5
    Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 42/3.
  • A/75/295 (14 August 2020): Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar: report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/75/295 Submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 74/246; covers the period from 14 Aug. 2019-13 Aug. 2020.
  • A/HRC/RES/43/26: Situation of human rights in Myanmar: resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 22 June 2020: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/43/26
  • A/HRC/43/59 (29 April 2020): Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/43/59
    Submitted by Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 40/29. Annexes (p. 20-29): 1. [Correspondence] — 2. Questions for Government of Myanmar from UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar — 3. Militia and drug addiction in conflict-affected areas.
  • A/HRC/RES/43/26: Situation of human rights in Myanmar: resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 22 June 2020: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/43/26
  • A/HRC/43/59 (29 April 2020): Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/43/59
    Submitted by Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 40/29. Annexes (p. 20-29): 1. [Correspondence] — 2. Questions for Government of Myanmar from UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar — 3. Militia and drug addiction in conflict-affected areas.
  • A/RES/74/246: Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly on 27 December 2019: https://undocs.org/A/RES/74/246
  • A/74/505/Rev.1 (28 October 2019): Letter dated 16 October 2019 from the Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/74/505/Rev.1
    Transmits document entitled “Memorandum on Myanmar’s democratic transition: challenges and way forward”.
  • A/HRC/RES/42/3: Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar: resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 26 September 2019: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/42/3
  • A/74/342 (30 August 2019): Situation of human rights in Myanmar: note / by the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/74/342
    Transmits report of the Special Rapporteur, Yanghee Lee, in accordance with Human Rights council resolution 40/29.
  • A/74/311 (20 August 2019): Situation of human rights in Myanmar: report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/74/311
    Submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 73/264; covers the period from 22 Dec. 2018-13 Aug. 2019.
  • S/AC.51/2019/2 (20 August 2019): Conclusions on children and armed conflict in Myanmar : Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict: http://undocs.org/S/AC.51/2019/2
    “Annex: Statement of the Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to the United Nations, Tun Lin Swai, before the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict”: p. 9-10.
  • S/2019/591 (22 July 2019): Letter dated 22 July 2019 from the Permanent Representatives of Germany, Peru and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2019/591
    Transmits summary note of the meeting of the Security Council Informal Expert Group on Women, Peace and Security on Myanmar, held on 4 June 2019.
  • A/HRC/40/68 (2 May 2019): Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/40/68
    Submitted by Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 37/32. Includes communications to/from the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar (p. 20-25).
  • A/HRC/40/37 (11 March 2019): Situation of human rights of Rohingya in Rakhine State, Myanmar : report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/40/37
    Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution S-27/1.
  • A/73/716 (21 January 2019): Letter dated 16 January 2019 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the General Assembly: http://undocs.org/A/73/716
    Refers to Human Rights Council resolution 39/2 and General Assembly resolution 73/264; transmits terms of reference for the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar.
  • S/2018/956 (29 October 2018): Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Myanmar: http://undocs.org/S/2018/956
    Prepared pursuant Security Council resolution 1612 (2005) and subsequent resolutions; covers the period from 1 July 2017-31 Aug. 2018.
  • A/73/449 (22 October 2018): Letter dated 19 October 2018 from the Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/73/449
    Transmits document entitled “Memorandum on Myanmar’s democratic transition: challenges and way forward”.
  • S/2018/880 (1 October 2018): Letter dated 1 October 2018 from the Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2018/880
    Transmits press release on a 3-point consensus on resolving the Rakhine situation, reached at an informal meeting among China, Myanmar and Bangladesh, held on 27 Sept. 2018.
  • A/HRC/RES/39/2: Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar: resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 27 September 2018: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/39/2
  • A/HRC/39/CRP.2 (17 September 2018): Report of the detailed findings of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/39/CRP.2
  • A/HRC/39/64 (12 September 2018): Report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/39/64
  • S/2018/391 (26 April 2018): Letter dated 26 April 2018 from the President of the Security Council addressed to the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2018/391
    Informs that members of the Security Council have decided to send a mission to Bangladesh and Myanmar from 28 Apr.-2 May2018; includes the terms of reference of the mission.
  • A/HRC/RES/37/32: Situation of human rights in Myanmar: resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 23 March 2018: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/37/32
  • A/RES/72/248: Situation of human rights in Myanmar: resolution / adopted by the General Assembly on 24 December 2017: http://undocs.org/A/RES/72/248
  • S/2017/1099 (22 December 2017): Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Myanmar: http://undocs.org/S/2017/1099
    Prepared pursuant Security Council resolution 1612 (2005) and subsequent resolutions; covers the period from 1 Feb. 2013-30 June 2017.
  • A/HRC/RES/S-27/1: Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar: resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 5 December 2017: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/S-27/1
  • A/HRC/DEC/36/115: Extension of the mandate of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar: decision / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 29 September 2017: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/DEC/36/115
  • S/2017/753 (2 September 2017): Letter dated 2 September 2017 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2017/753
    Expresses concern about the security, humanitarian and human rights situation in Rakhine State in Myanmar.
  • A/HRC/34/67 (14 March 2017): Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/34/67
  • A/71/361 (29 August 2016): Situation of human rights in Myanmar: note / by the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/71/361
    Transmits report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/233.
  • A/71/308 (5 August 2016): Situation of human rights in Myanmar: report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/71/308
    Submitted pursuant to para. 20 of General Assembly resolution 70/233; covers the period from 8 Aug. 2015-1 Aug. 2016.
  • A/HRC/32/18 (29 June 2016): Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar: report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/32/18
    Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 29/21.
  • A/HRC/31/71 (18 March 2016): Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/31/71
    Submitted by Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 28/23. Covers human rights developments in Myanmar since the Special Rapporteur’s report to the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/28/72) in Mar. 2015 and to the General Assembly (A/70/412) in Oct. 2015. “Annex: Legislation in need of reform in Myanmar” p. 22-28. Annex in English only.
  • A/70/412 (6 October 2015): Situation of human rights in Myanmar: note / by the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/70/412
    Transmits report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 69/248.
  • A/HRC/30/CRP.3 (29 September 2015): Oral update of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the human rights violations and abuses against Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/RegularSessions/Session30/Documents/A-HRC-30-CRP-3.doc
    Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 29/21. English only.
  • A/70/332 (19 August 2015): Situation of human rights in Myanmar: report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/70/332 and http://undocs.org/A/70/332/Corr.1
    Submitted pursuant to para. 13 of General Assembly resolution 69/248; covers the period from 7 Aug. 2014 to 6 Aug. 2015.
  • A/HRC/28/72 (23 March 2015): Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/28/72
    Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 25/26 and General Assembly resolution 69/248. Covers human rights developments in Myanmar since the Special Rapporteur’s report to the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/25/64) in Mar. 2014 and to the General Assembly (A/69/398) in Oct. 2014.
  • A/69/398 (23 September 2014): Situation of human rights in Myanmar: note / by the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/69/398
    Transmits report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 68/242.
  • A/69/362 (29 August 2014): Situation of human rights in Myanmar: report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/69/362
    Submitted pursuant to para. 16 of General Assembly resolution 68/242; covers the period from 11 Aug. 2013 to 6 Aug. 2014.
  • A/HRC/25/64 (2 April 2014): Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/25/64
    Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 22/14 and General Assembly resolution 68/242.Covers human rights developments in Myanmar since the Special Rapporteur’s report to the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/22/58) in Mar. 2013 and to the General Assembly (A/68/397) in Oct. 2013.
  • S/2013/258 (1 May 2013): Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Myanmar: http://undocs.org/S/2013/258
  • A/HRC/22/58 (17 April 2013): Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/22/58 and http://undocs.org/A/HRC/22/58/Add.1
  • A/67/383 (25 September 2012): Situation of human rights in Myanmar: note / by the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/67/383
    Transmits report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 66/230.
  • A/67/333 (24 August 2012): Situation of human rights in Myanmar: report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/67/333
    Submitted pursuant to para. 32 of General Assembly resolution 66/230 and covers the period from Aug. 2011 to July 2012.
  • S/2009/278 (1 June 2009): Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Myanmar: http://undocs.org/S/2009/278

UN Member States on the Record – Myanmar:
https://library.un.org/unms?combine=myanmar
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Selected Statements and Speeches by UN Officials

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Non-UN Sources

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